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AseanPlus News 27 Apr 2019 | 12:00 AM

Bangladesh Rana Plaza rescue hero kills himself

Dhaka: A Bangladeshi activist who rescued dozens of people when the Rana Plaza factory complex collapsed in 2013 has committed suicide after suffering years of trauma-­related depression, police said.

World 17 Feb 2019 | 1:11 PM

Bangladesh slum fire kills at least eight

CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (Reuters) - A fire gutted more than 200 slum houses in the Bangladeshi port of Chittagong on Sunday, killing at least eight people and injuring more than 50, police and fire fighters said.

World 05 Jul 2017 | 6:55 PM

Bangladesh accuses 13 of negligence, murder over garment plant blast

DHAKA (Reuters) - Police in Bangladesh have filed charges ranging from negligence to murder against more than a dozen people after a boiler explosion at a garment plant killed 13 people and injured dozens, officials said on Wednesday.

World 04 Jul 2017 | 2:42 PM

Ten killed, dozens hurt in Bangladesh garment factory blast

DHAKA (Reuters) - A boiler explosion at a Bangladeshi garment factory killed 10 people and injured dozens, fire officials said on Tuesday, the latest mishap to hit one of the world's biggest garment producers.

Bangladesh 04 Jul 2017 | 9:33 AM

Bangladesh factory blast death toll rises to 10

Dhaka (AFP) - The death toll from a blast at a Bangladesh garment factory has risen to 10 after two victims died in hospital, authorities said Tuesday, warning there could be more casualties.

Bangladesh 27 Dec 2016 | 9:35 AM

Bangladesh factories sack 1,500 workers after protests

Dhaka (AFP) - Bangladesh garment manufacturers have sacked at least 1,500 workers, police said Tuesday, after protests over pay led to a week-long shutdown at dozens of factories supplying top Western brands.

World 20 Jul 2016 | 7:27 AM

'Black Friday' massacre tears at fabric of Bangladesh's garment sector

DHAKA (Reuters) - Emdadul Islam's three-decade career in Bangladesh's garment trade has seen the industry hit by riots, labour unrest, power shortages and safety scandals, but he had never lost faith in its ability to weather the latest crisis and continue to grow.

AseanPlus News 22 Dec 2015 | 12:00 AM

Bangladesh orders mass arrests over factory disaster

DHAKA: A Bangladesh court has ordered the arrest of 24 people and seizure of their assets after they failed to turn up to face murder charges over the collapse of a garment factory that killed more than 1,100 people.

Bangladesh 21 Dec 2015 | 8:51 AM

Bangladesh court orders mass arrests over factory disaster

DHAKA: A Bangladesh court Monday ordered the arrest of 24 people and seizure of their assets after they failed to turn up to face murder charges over the collapse of a garment factory that killed more than 1,100 people.